with each new season Fortnite, you can be confident that at least some type of mobility item has been added to help you move faster on the map in a unique and exciting way. With the arrival of Chapter 5, Season 1, players can now seek out and equip the brand new Grapple Blade item. If you want all the mobility of a web-slinger with the damage output of a Kinetic Blade, you’ll want to pick one of these up. Here’s where to find them and how they work.
Where to Get Grapple Blades and How They Work
Grapple Blades can be found on the ground and in chests across this season’s map. However, keep in mind that they are relatively rare, meaning that it is sometimes possible to play an entire match without seeing a single one. Of course, it’s a good incentive to track down and defeat your opponents to see if they leave anyone behind.
When this hybrid mobility and damage item is equipped, you’ll notice that it shows a cursor over surfaces that you can grapple with. Doing this will cause you to move to the surface much faster, making it a great option for escaping gunfire or finding high ground in the middle of a firefight. But before you get carried away, it’s worth noting that you only have four charges at a time with the Grapple Blade, although it will recharge once every 12 seconds.
As useful as the Grapple Blade can be for mobility, it can also deal some significant melee damage. By pressing the fire button, you can perform some very fast and flashy attacks, each of which deals 60 damage, making you powerful in close range. In other words, the Grapple Blade is a must for most players looking to be both dynamic and aggressive in Chapter 5, Season 1.